Tag: , ,

PM Narendra Modi addresses nation on 72nd Independence Day

PM Narendra Modi addresses nation on 72nd Independence Day

PM Narendra Modi addresses nation on 72nd Independence Day. Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation on the occasion of the 72 Independence Day from the ramparts of the Red Fort. This is his fifth speech after the Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance came to power in 2014. After unfurling the Tricolour at the

India emerges as world's 6th largest economy, surpasses France: WB data

India emerges as world’s 6th largest economy, surpasses France: WB data

NEW DELHI: India emerged as the world’s sixth largest economy in 2017 surpassing France and likely to go past the United Kingdom, which is at the fifth position, according to an analysis of data compiled by the World Bank. In 2017, India became the sixth largest economy with a Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of US$

PM to launch mega projects in UP today

New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be launching various mega projects during his two-day visit to Varanasi, Azamgarh and Mirzapur districts starting today. In Azamgarh, the Prime Minister will lay the foundation stone of 340 kms-long Poorvanchal Expressway. This road will connect Lucknow with various important towns of Eastern Uttar Pradesh including Barabanki,

Rupee up 10 paise to 68.42 against US dollar

Rupee up 10 paise to 68.42 against US dollar

Mumbai – The rupee pared its initial gains, while trading 15 paise higher at 68.42 against the American currency in late morning deals on continued bouts of dollar selling from banks and exporters. The rupee resumed sharply higher at 68.32 from yesterday’s closing level of 68.57 at the inter-bank foreign exchange here. The Indian unit

New Samsung plant will boost India's economy: PM Modi

New Samsung plant will boost India’s economy: PM Modi

Noida (Uttar Pradesh): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said that the new Samsung mobile factory will further strengthen the bilateral relations between India and South Korea and enhance India’s economy. Addressing a gathering at the Samsung plant here, Prime Minister Modi underscored that the company’s largest factory will be established in India, adding that

No MSP, only Swami Nathan: Farmers‘ urge to Prime Minister with ultimatum

No MSP, only Swami Nathan: Farmers‘ urge to Prime Minister with ultimatum

Chandigarh(Narinder Jagga): Farmers outfits do not seem united on the same demand of MSP on crops. That’s why the main outfits of farmers’BKU (Rajewal) and BKU (Lakhowal) held separate activities in the Chandigarh. President of BKU (Rajewal), Balbir Singh Rajewal said in the meeting that the increase in MSP on crops is based on old

CBI looks for banking, tax experts to help probe into multi-crore scams

CBI looks for banking, tax experts to help probe into multi-crore scams

NEW DELHI: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), which is probing the over Rs 13,000 crore Punjab National Bank scam as well as other financial frauds, has sought deputation of banking and tax experts from other ministries with an offer of good monetary incentives.According to an official communique sent by the CBI to finance and

UK's unsafe syringes found their way to Indian hospitals: report by Aditi Khanna

UK’s unsafe syringes found their way to Indian hospitals: report by Aditi Khanna

London, Jul 8 (PTI) Syringes declared unsafe for use by the UK’s state-funded National Health Service (NHS) found their way to India and are likely to have been used in some hospitals in the country, a media report said. According to ‘The Sunday Times’, banned Graseby syringe drivers were given to hospices and medical organisations

India developing technologies for manned space mission

India developing technologies for manned space mission

Bengaluru, July 7 (IANS) India is developing critical technologies for launching manned missions in space and preparing a document on it, a top official said on Saturday. “Critical technologies are being developed for our human space programme as it is India’s dream to put a man in space. A mission document is in the making,”

Partner with industry without losing integrity: Prez tells varsities

Partner with industry without losing integrity: Prez tells varsities

Panaji – President Ram Nath Kovind today urged universities to reduce their dependence on the government by building partnerships with the industry and other institutions. He also said universities should go for “self mobilisation” without compromising their integrity. “While there has been a traditional dependence on the government, one must be aware of the physical

Petroleum products to be brought under GST in stages, says Adhia

Petroleum products to be brought under GST in stages, says Adhia

NEW DELHI: Finance Secretary Hasmukh Adhia on Friday said the all powerful GST Council will consider bringing petroleum products under Goods and Services Tax (GST) and it could happen in phases. Speaking on the issue, Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs Chairman S Ramesh said although there is demand for bringing petroleum products under

PM urges US-based 'Hotel Motel Patels' to boost Indian tourism

PM urges US-based ‘Hotel Motel Patels’ to boost Indian tourism

New Delhi (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday urged the Patel community living in the United States of America (USA) to promote Indian tourism. While addressing the International Convention of Saurashtra Patel Cultural Samaj of USA through video conference, the Prime Minister said, “You people are known as ‘hotel motel patel wallas’, can each

ISRO successfully flight tests Crew Escape System

ISRO successfully flight tests Crew Escape System

BENGALURU: The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Thursday successfully carried out a flight test for a newly-designed Crew Escape System, meant for saving lives of astronauts in an exigency. The space agency said it was the first in a series of tests to ascertain the trustworthiness and efficiency of the Crew Escape System.The system

Harsimrat thanks PM for releasing compensation to Jodhpur detainees

Harsimrat thanks PM for releasing compensation to Jodhpur detainees

Chandigarh – Union Cabinet Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal on Tuesday thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh for the decision of the Union government to sanction Rs 2.16 crore to compensate 40 Sikhs, who had been illegally picked up from Sri Harmandir Sahib after the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi ordered

Sikh girl attacked in Kashmir: BJP

Sikh girl attacked in Kashmir: BJP

Jammu (PTI) – The BJP today claimed that a young girl, belonging to the minority Sikh community, was attacked by two masked men riding a motorcycle at the Tral bus stand in Kashmir, and appealed to Governor N N Vohra to ensure that the miscreants were apprehended immediately and punished severely. A BJP spokesperson said

Money in Swiss banks: India moves to 73rd place, UK remains on top

ZURICH/NEW DELHI: India has moved up to 73rd place in terms of money parked by its citizens and companies with Swiss banks, while the UK remains on the top. India had slipped to 88th place with a 44 per cent plunge in such funds during 2016, but the latest data from the Swiss National Bank

Modi condemns Jalalabad attack, Sushma meets victims' kin

Modi condemns Jalalabad attack, Sushma meets victims’ kin

New Delhi – Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday “strongly” condemned the terror attack in Afghanistan’s Jalalabad city that killed at least 19, including many Sikhs on Sunday, and offered India’s assistance to Kabul. “We strongly condemn the terror attacks in Afghanistan yesterday. They are an attack on Afghanistan’s multicultural fabric. My thoughts are with

Subsidised LPG gets costlier by 32.71 per cylinder

Subsidised LPG gets costlier by Rs 2.71 per cylinder

New Delhi – The subsidised cooking gas price was hiked by Rs 2.71 per cylinder on Saturday as a result of tax impact of base price rising due to spurt in international rates and fall in rupee. The subsidised LPG with effect from midnight tonight will cost Rs 493.55 in Delhi, a statement issued by

42 lakh senior citizens gave up railway concessions in 9 months: PM

42 lakh senior citizens gave up railway concessions in 9 months: PM

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Friday that 42 lakh senior citizens had voluntarily given up their railway concession in the past nine months while 1.25 crore families had surrendered their gas subsidy. Modi said an environment of honesty has been fostered in the country and more and more people are coming forward

India's external debt rises over $529 bn

India’s external debt rises over $529 bn

Mumbai (IANS) – India’s total external debt for the quarter ended March 2018 rose on a year-on-year basis by over 12 per cent to $529.7 billion, official data showed on Friday. According to the RBI, external debt rose to $529.7 billion from $471.3 billion reported for the corresponding period of 2017, on the back of